JUDGING for three special competitions in Dunbar takes place on Saturday.

The town would be gearing up for their annual Civic Week competition, which was due to get under way this weekend, if it was not for the coronavirus.

The global pandemic meant the popular event, which was due to mark its 50th anniversary, had to be cancelled.

However, organisers came up with three competitions – a best dressed house, window and scarecrow – to ensure the milestone was still marked.

Dunbar Community Council had planned week-long celebrations, which also would have toasted the 650th anniversary of the granting of a Burgh Charter to the town by King David II.

George Robertson, who heads the organising committee of Civic Week, previously told the Courier the two milestones were “too important to be missed”.

The scarecrow should ideally represent any well-known person connected to Dunbar over the past 650 years, such as Oliver Cromwell, John Muir, Black Agnes or Robert Wilson.

All entries should be sent in by 11pm this evening (Thursday) to email address dunbarcivicweek@outlook.com with judging taking place on Saturday.